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By:
skiptoomaloumacari
When: 06 Aug 23 07:39
Any news on chester ..........heavy rain most of night??
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 07:42
Racing goes ahead soft heavy in places lou
By:
skiptoomaloumacari
When: 06 Aug 23 08:07
heavy all over then!!!!!!
By:
formoftheace
When: 06 Aug 23 08:30
Quagmire
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 08:45
Willie wumpkins will be happy
By:
sparrow
When: 06 Aug 23 08:54
Sharpo would have managed.
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 09:35
What a horse sparrow unconsidered in the market when bursting on the sprinting scene in the temple stakes them days ran at sandown,I remember seeing him win the July cup in the good old days when ran on a Thursday then finishing up at Perry Barr dogs watching west Germany beat France in the World Cup semi final ,the sprinting division then was so strong ,sharpo,marwelll and moorstyle all proper group one sprinters.it was racings version of Leonard,hagler,Duran and hearns.
By:
sparrow
When: 06 Aug 23 10:01
I'm no breeding expert but you never went far wrong with the progeny of Sharpo in soft or heavy ground, jimnast.
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 10:14
No sparrow I’m no breeding expert either but he did seem to do well with his offspring’s when plenty of cut in the ground.
By:
N-east Correspondent
When: 06 Aug 23 12:55
Seen Sharpo win the Nunthorpe one time as part of a Pat Eddery treble
was some horse on soft ground right enough

Speaking of those boxers Jimnast not sure if you or anyone has watched Kings on Sky Docs but the four episodes are well worth a watch sometime.
Duran was some character and Haggler certainly the most underrated considering what he had to overcome to get a shot at the world titles.
By:
formoftheace
When: 06 Aug 23 13:01
Birds Eye on the silks trained by a master Jeremy Tree…..
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 13:02
Good afternoon north east

I’ve read the book the 4 kings and still remember watching the fights live in the picture houses of Manchester and the hagler Duran in Leeds ,we all had our favourites and nobody could disagree with anyone who had a different favourite they were all that good.

When you was watching sharpo at York it was in a period when the nunthorpe as called the William hill sprint.
By:
stewarts rise
When: 06 Aug 23 13:03
Probably read this in the wrong way Jimnast, but you then finished up at Perry Barr dogs watching west Germany beat France in the World Cup semi final!
You went to the dogs to watch a football match?Confused
By:
1st time poster
When: 06 Aug 23 13:05
listening to ruk at hamilton last night they reckon SOBA went up 40lb in a season,loved SOBA kept the faith for stewards cup win
wasnt moorstyle a similar rise came from seemingly nowhere to win group ones and champion sprinter
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 13:05
In sharpos 3rd nunthorpe the great steve Cauthen rode him and stated after the race he hadn’t ever been so fast on a horse
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 13:10
Stewarts

It is a bit odd I know but I bumped into some people at the July meeting who invited me to Perry Barr after racing as they had some dogs running there,it just so happens it was the same night as that famous game,and almost everyone was glued to a pretty small television.

Thinking back it may have been hall green either way it was Birmingham.
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 13:11
Yes 1st time poster moorstyle came through the ranks and was owned by a small owner.
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 13:14
Before sharpo won his 3 nunthorpes the race was won by ahonoora who has a race named after him today.
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 13:16
Sharpo was the sire of college chapel who was. Vincent obriens last royal ascot winner
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 13:20
Versatile regarding trip was moorstyle he ran in the goodwood mile against tou agori mou
By:
stewarts rise
When: 06 Aug 23 13:22
Thanks for the explanation jimnast, had me puzzled.
By:
TheAnorak
When: 06 Aug 23 13:36
Soba was rated 66 by Timeform as a 2yo and that went up to 121 as a 3yo, so they made it a 55lb improvement.
By:
1st time poster
When: 06 Aug 23 13:38
remember them been similar colours but were moorstyle/habbiti same owners ?
By:
sparrow
When: 06 Aug 23 13:43
Just unfortunate for Soba to be around at the same time as Habibti.
By:
N-east Correspondent
When: 06 Aug 23 13:49
Committed was another fine sprinter of that era, slammed Habibti in the William Hill Sprint and the Prix de l'Abbaye in 1984
By:
Hayden
When: 06 Aug 23 13:54
Brings back great memories mentioning To-Agori-Mou jimnast  Happy

Remembering the epic 3 battles with Kings Lake , also the V sign from Starkey to Eddery on crossing the line in one of their 3 battles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTPVPIIMfKs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gUG0qUzSYg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZjUT26qXc
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 14:15
No morstyle was bought by a furniture company I think from the north west the horse was named after the company for advertising purposes,ended up champion sprinter.

Hayden very lucky owners they also had ela mana mou who started favourite for Troy’s derby ended up winning a king George in the Micheal sobel colours.
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 14:16
Just walked past a statue of a famous sprinter any guesses?
By:
ekbalko
When: 06 Aug 23 14:19
Be Friendly
By:
1st time poster
When: 06 Aug 23 14:20
1978 ch sprinter sollinus /VOB/piggot was my 1st horse that just went down to start and expected to win,just reading as a 2 yr old when beaten by sexton blake in champage stakes over 7 furlongs ,piggot got off and said it needed further LaughLaugh,
i vividly remember lochnager winning july cup on itv  i presume, probably ist sprinter i took notice of
By:
jimnast
When: 06 Aug 23 14:52
Correct ekbalco
By:
windsor knot
When: 06 Aug 23 22:57
lovely posters  as we think about sprinters past . lochsong ; first handicap rated 70 , ended up being about 125 ... one of the abbaye wins we took a bottle of wine over  the far side of the longchamp sprint course and sat near the rail she came up . thought it was a false start she won so easily , you couldnt hear the rest just frankie screaming !
By:
chavman
When: 06 Aug 23 23:08
wasnt Be Friendly owned by peter o sullivan,remember reading this in his autobiography Watching the Horses.best racing book ive read (and ive read plenty)
By:
Hayden
When: 06 Aug 23 23:13
Yes Chav , also owned Attivo winner of the 1974 Triumph Hurdle

Commentated on his own winner....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtky_SUttZc
By:
GLASGOWCALLING
When: 06 Aug 23 23:16
Agree about the book Chav, would highly recommend.
By:
onlooker
When: 07 Aug 23 01:42
^ - ATTIVO  = And the 1974 Chester Cup

Same low-key BBC commentary .... "and the Winner is Attivo - Owned by (softly spoken) Peter O'Sullevan - Trained by  Cyril Mitchell ....."
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BE FRIENDLY -Won 2 Vernons Sprint Cups (Now Haydock Sprint Cup) - and would surely have Won a 3rd (for which he was Favourite) -But for the Meeting being Abandoned - due to November (in those days) Fog.
By:
verbotene liebe
When: 07 Aug 23 05:48
Was at York the day Solinus won ( in the Schwartz colours)  - Smarten Up was runner up and ended up being the dam of a future winner of the race Cadeaux Genereux. Maybe not a vintage renewal ( Epsom Imp third), but Solinus had also won the King's Stand and July Cup, so was a worthy sprint champion that year.
By:
1st time poster
When: 07 Aug 23 05:51
me and wife went to lochsongs 1st abye win by coach and i new the bloke who sat behind us and from the moment we got on coach fri morning he banged on all weekend about lochsong,late in to the night in hotel bar fri,sat,all sun morning,there was no way on gods earth i was backing it,that desperate was i to see it get beat and shut him up,needless to say it was a long journey home LaughLaugh
By:
jimnast
When: 07 Aug 23 07:15
Can anyone remember who rode lochsong to win the Ayr gold cup ?
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